At the UP Cebu Professional Schools: Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, Deputy Director of United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health tells delegates to the Global Health Seminar for Young Professionals to be ready to come up with creative proposals to solve the challenges facing planetary health.

UP Executive Vice President Ted Herboso, former health undersecretary: Health is the most searched term on Google, next to sex. Tax on tobacco should be higher. The revenues can be used promote health literacy via the internet. Taxes on beverages need not be raised. That is okay if the problem is obesity. But many of our poor take soft drinks as cheap sources of calories.

Prof. Dr. Romeo Falcon Quijano: Health is a complete state of harmony between human beings and the environment.

Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, deputy director, United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health: See yourselves as ambassadors of planetary health. Think of how you can make a difference for the planet in your communities… Nobody can teach you sustainability. It is something you have to live yourselves.

A group of delegates to the Global Health Seminar organized by the Rockefeller Foundation and United Nations University Institute for Global Health (UNU-IGH) speak about strategies to build interconnections in the practice of planetary health on Oct. 13, 2017, with Prof. Dr. Weena Gera and Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, UNU-IGH deputy director in the foreground. The presentation was the culmination of the three-day event at the UP Cebu Professional Schools, South Road Properties, Cebu City.